We’ve Got A Crush On…

While writing this post we realized January is, in some ways, a very obvious transition month and in other ways a not-so-noticeable, stuck-in-between type of month. Yes, it’s exciting, it’s new, goals are set and the playfulness of spring, with it’s inherent energy of “new life,” is just around the corner. Yet, it’s still pretty dull outdoors, skies are gray, the air bitter and we still have this urge to hunker down and cuddle in. Weird, right?! But instead of trying to define it, we’re embracing this push and pull phase! Hints of color and metallics excite us for what’s ahead, while moody vibes and textural layers are keeping us grounded in the moment! Here’s what we’ve got a crush on lately…

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We’ve got a crush on exposed beams and painted stump seating in bold black and white…

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On the upcoming flurry of fashion during New York’s Fall 2015 fashion week…

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On Bethany Gosvener and her graphite drawings so tall that they practically reach the ceiling in her moody studio…

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On pops of color, whimsy, drama, metallics, and light fixtures that have more strings than a French quartet…

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This pretty food styling. Who knew grilling spices could look so dainty and beautiful…

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On this pivotal Joan Didion for Celine campaign that shakes up what style really means…

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And on wise words that remind to dabble in everything that excites us, to try new things, surprise ourselves and to never be so easily defined! Happy Monday, all!

For our previous crush-worthy inspiration CLICK HERE.

image 1 via Urban Couture // 2 via // 3 via Bethany Gosvener // 4 via Architectural Digest // 5 via Eva Kolenko // 6 via Celine // 7 via

Three 20-Minute DIY’s to Help Organize Your Clutter

If you’re like us, you’re on a mission to clean, organize and purge everything in your house right now. There’s just something about starting a new year with a clean slate that invigorates you for the exciting 360 somethin’ days ahead. But it’s not always easy. In fact, it can be a lot of work. So if you don’t want to dedicate every waking hour or free weekend to dusting, sorting and arranging, here are three super easy DIY’s that’ll organize some of your most cluttered spaces and give you a little design-high in no time!

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They say if you can’t see what you have, you never wear it. That’s why we’re loving this idea – a DIY that’ll help us tame the hot mess on top of the dresser that is our jewelry. Piles of baubles and tangled necklaces, rings and bracelets are finally organized by something cute and NOT acrylic. Say whaaa?! This Brass and Wood Jewelry Block DIY is the perfect pep we needed to purge those old pieces we never wear anyway!

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No noise on a Saturday morning is worse than the clanking of pots and pans being rummaged through in a never ending pile of stainless steel. Cut the clammer with this DIY Wire Pot Rack. Not only does it help you organize your pots and pans, it also is an easy way to have your most used kitchen tools right at your finger tips! Now that pancake making can be smooth and silent sailing!

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Ok, it’s time to go through your makeup brushes, get ‘em cleaned up and neatly put away, but it’s not time to spend a fortune at the organization store! This may technically be repurposing, but for DIY-beginners like us, it totally counts. Don’t throw away those fancy candles you burned over the holidays, instead use them to hold your makeup brushes, cotton swabs, q-tips and hair accessories! Your bathroom just got a whole lot cooler!

For more decor ideas to inspire you to spruce up your home for 2015, click HERE. Also, if you’re looking for new things to try in 2015, we’re loving these inspirations!

image 1 via Emily Henderson // 2 via A Beautiful Mess // 3 via Gingerbreadhouse

Color Coded: Camel + Black

If you’re looking for a timeless color combo to get you through the winter doldrums, we’ve got you coverd. There’s something so classic and yet always alluring about {drum roll please….} camel and black!

We’re obsessed with how the honey and ochre undertones of camel pair perfectly with an inky, jet black. So obsessed, in fact, that we’d back our love for this rich and warm color combo over the reigning classic black and white any day. And this goes for both fashion and decor! But what’s that, you say? Hesitant about such a “standard” pairing? But this is a classic that will keep everyone coming back for more. We’re confident this evidence will change your mind!

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So good, right? When it comes to personal style, camel and black is literally the easiest thing to wear. Throw on black jeans, booties, a black tee and a camel coat and…done! I always feel my post pulled together and confident in this uniform. Then you just sit back and wait for the compliments, becuase they will come. The same goes for the combo in your home. Black and camel feels sophisticated yet comfortable. It says you have style but you’re not trying to pretentious about it. It’s casual, calm and endlessly cool. It’s super his & hers friendly too. We say, never underestimate the power of a camel colored couch and black pillows!

What do you think? Has camel and black always been a go-to for you or is it just now winning over your hearts?

image 1 via The Quarter Life Closet // 2 via Stil Inspiration // 3 via Adenorah // 4 via we and the color // 5 via Who What Wear // 6 via Domino // 7 via The Chronicles of Her // 8 via Rue Magazine // 9 via The Fashion Cuisine